photography by maxis gamez

Number of participants allowed: FIVE (5)

Workshop Tuition: $399


what is wakodahatchee & Green Cay?

The name Wakodahatchee has an interesting history. It is derived from the Seminole Indian Language and translates as "created waters." The created waters at Wakodahatchee Wetlands are an example of people giving something back to nature. Fifty acres of unused utilities land has been transformed into a wetlands ecosystem.

Green Cay Wetlands is the county's newest nature center that overlooks 100 acres of constructed wetland and provides educational opportunities about this unique habitat. The wetland features 1.5 miles of elevated boardwalk featuring interpretive signs about the habitat. The Nature Center includes a lecture hall, gift shop, and live animals in an extensive exhibit room that highlights wetland attributes.

We'll spend one day at each location for maximum opportunities.

where are they located?

Both locations are in Boyton Beach, Florida.

what about the weather?

During the month of February, temperatures are very pleasant, but don't let this fool you. Bring a light jacket in case temperatures drop. I've been to these locations in 40 degrees weather. Contact me if you have any questions about clothing and accessories.

why These two locations?

Simple. Maximum opportunities to photograph many bird species under a single small area. Each location offers different opportunities but both are extremely productive. Remember... Learn locally before you make your big exotic trip. Join me!!

what species are we going to photograph?

Nesting Egrets, Anhingas, Ducks, Blue Herons, Cormorants, Spoonbills, and many more.

what will you learn during the workshop?

Long lens panning technique using your tripod
Handheld panning technique
Birds in flight
Subject isolation
Manual Exposure
Fantastic compositions
Flash & Fill flash
How to create silhouettes
and much, much more

are we going to be walking a lot?

Absolutely NOT. We'll park our vehicles and we are there!

traveling information:


Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (FLL),

Hotel: (not included)

Fairfield Inn & Suites Delray Beach
Address: 910 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: (561) 279-2900
Web Site: Fairfield Inn & Suites

other important information:

$399 should be paid the day you register.
Each participant is responsible for their own transportation, food, hotel and airfare.
Each participant is responsible for his/her own physical condition.
Each participant must download and submit the Workshop Registration Form at the time of registration. Download Form
We'll meet Saturday morning at a specific location. Please read itinerary for full workshop details.

suggested equipment list:

    One or two bodies
    400mm lens or longer
    Flash (if cloudy)
    Plenty of cards

  • 1.- Fill out Workshop registration form (click here)

  • 2.- Sign waiver form (click here)

    3.- mail deposit/full tuition.

    4.- Registration package will be sent to you via e-mail within 48hrs.

    5.- e-mail, call or text if you have any questions (941-623-5155)